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The Risk of a Positioning Error

By lladmin on July 21, 2021

During surgery, doctors may use several different positions to easily access surgical sites and complete an operation. When placing a patient into position, staff should always keep in mind how certain positions may cause serious injuries or trauma to the body. Nerve damage, fractures, and blood loss are all real possibilities when staff position a patient incorrectly. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Role of a Life-Care Plan in Your TBI Claim

By lladmin on June 21, 2021

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. TBIs impact every aspect of a victim’s life, from their ability to socialize to their career to how they process information. After such a catastrophic injury, patients and their families need to understand the personal and financial fallout to better prepare for the future. One way to do that is drafting a life-care plan.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Allergic Reactions: The Secret Danger of Anesthesia

By lladmin on June 10, 2021

While most people do not have an allergic reaction to anesthesia, it can cause a number of problems for those who do.

The medical professional treating you should review your complete medical history and past allergic reactions before ordering or administering any anesthesia, as failing to do so may lead to several health problems. Here are some examples.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

The Danger of Medication Errors Leading to Kidney Failure

By lladmin on March 23, 2021

When a doctor prescribes a drug, he needs to carefully review every detail with the patient – and his peers.

Giving a patient the wrong medication, too high of a dosage, or medication that the patient is allergic to puts that patient in danger of suffering a severe adverse reaction. Medication errors are one form of medical malpractice, but our topic today is how they can lead to a kidney damage: a life-threatening condition.

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Featured in 2021 Super Lawyers

By lladmin on March 9, 2021

An incredible four attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Colorado Super Lawyers list. We are incredibly proud of these amazing lawyers on our team: Jim Leventhal, James Puga, Molly Greenblatt, and Julia Thompson. Jim Leventhal is now in his tenth year of being honored on the Colorado Super Lawyers list for his work in personal injury and medical malpractice on behalf of plaintiffs.

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Strokes and Negligent Doctors

By lladmin on February 24, 2021

A stroke, no matter the underlaying cause, is a medical emergency. Untreated strokes can cause brain damage, leading to a lasting disability, or even death.

While doctors should always be on the lookout for the possibility of a stroke, many are not. In fact, a number of patients who suffer from strokes are misdiagnosed or their diagnoses are delayed before they can get the treatment they need. 

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

When Misdiagnosis and Vision Loss Mix

By lladmin on January 2, 2021

No one wants to lose their eyesight. The ability to see brings us great beauty as well as a unique connection to the world, and losing it would be an incredible blow to your ability to work, travel independently, and even perform your favorite hobbies.

There are many medical conditions that can lead to vision loss, and we trust doctors to diagnose and treat these conditions in a timely manner. Some medical professionals are negligent, and as a result, many patients suffer from vision loss. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Signs That You May Have a Blood Clot

By lladmin on December 26, 2020

Blood clots are one of the leading causes for death in the United Sates. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one American dies of a blood clot every six minutes. Shockingly, many medical professionals overlook the signs of blood clots, and fail to catch the issue in time to administer proper care. Knowing the signs yourself can help you determine when you need emergency treatment. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

How a Slip-and-Fall Can Lead to Paralysis

By lladmin on December 17, 2020

The slip-and-fall is often treated like a minor accident. After all, everyone has fallen at some point in their lives. The truth is, however, that slip-and-falls are far more dangerous than the typical trip-and-fall. These incidents can easily lead to brain injuries, fractured skulls, and, most debilitating of all, paralysis. But how can a slip lead to such a devastating injury? And how does paralysis impact a victim’s life? Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

What You Need to Know About the Colorado Candor Act

By lladmin on December 10, 2020

When you go the hospital, or to see your general practitioner, you do so under the assumption that they will take proper care of you, and help you stay healthy. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Many people find themselves victims of medical malpractice, which leaves them sick or injured, or even costs their life. After such a tragedy, the victim or family may seek compensation, demanding justice from the medical professional who harmed them. Not that long ago, getting compensation in a medical malpractice claim could be difficult, but thanks to the Colorado Candor Act, things have changed. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

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